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  • Christian Child, Atheist Adult

  • From Devotion to Denial in 46 Years Flat
  • By: Gregory Blount
  • Narrated by: Gregory Blount
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Christian Child, Atheist Adult is the the autobiographical narrative of a Southern Baptist deacon's son who discovered just how misled he had been during his formative years; ultimately making a transformation into one of Christianity's most staunch critics. Gregory Blount provides accounts of the social and familial tactics often used by many faith-based religions to indoctrinate and entrap members. The book also provides a broad consideration of the scientific, historical, and philosophical answers that led the author to develop his perspective. Blount sheds light on the misinformation that is perpetuated by modern-day Christian churches and demonstrates how Christianity's historical alliance with governmental entities exists today, as it almost always has, to suppress and divide citizens against each other for the convenience of their oligarchical support network.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deserving of 5 stars

  • By Anonymous User on 08-13-18

Still a Child

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-18

Blount writes cynically and with anger. He is not convincing that he believes what he writes. He covers so many subjects as an authoritative scholar but has no notes or references. The narration is monotone and the same speed with no expression. He spent a lot of time writing this narrative but it jumps from his personal experience to physics, Zen and culture. He mispronounces the names of biblical persons and it is unclear how he concluded that there is a world editor that is reluctant to take Hebrews out of the Bible. He appears to be angry at his parents, his sister and Baylor University and that he wasn't there when they started allowing campus dances.If he had read Karen Armstrong he could have at least found 1000 references to support his reluctance to believe in anything. His parents and sister were human give them a break and he can move to Afghanistan or someplace if he is disillusioned with western civilization and the United States.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Tears to Triumph

  • The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment
  • By: Marianne Williamson
  • Narrated by: Marianne Williamson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 964
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 828
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824

Marianne Williamson is a best-selling author, a world-renowned teacher, and one of the most important spiritual voices of our time. In Tears to Triumph, she argues that we - as a culture and as individuals - have learned to avoid facing pain. By doing so we are neglecting the spiritual work of healing. Instead of allowing ourselves to embrace our hurt, we numb it, medicate it, dismiss it, or otherwise divert our attention so that we never have to face it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVE IT!

  • By Carolina Villamizar on 06-25-16

Sounds like a Reinvention of Ghosts

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-17

This is a nothing book about nothing but ooh ah touchy this feely that bing bang bong.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Return to Love Workshop

  • The Basics of A Course in Miracles
  • By: Marianne Williamson
  • Narrated by: Marianne Williamson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,011
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 871
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 856

On July 1-3, 2011, Marianne Williamson taught a workshop on A Course in Miracles in Los Angeles, California. The topic of the weekend was how miracles - shifts in thinking from fear to love - make all the difference in how we live and how we feel. Learning to think differently - to stand psychologically and emotionally on a different ground of being - is the spiritual journey from anxiety to inner peace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Camille on 09-21-13

A very strange Nothing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-17

Save your money and time and read Dr. Seuss. The author is not an author.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The End of White World Supremacy

  • Four Speeches
  • By: Malcom X
  • Narrated by: George Washington III
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Here in his own words are the revolutionary ideas that made Malcolm X one of the most charismatic and influential African-American leaders of the 1960s. These speeches document Malcolm's progression from Black nationalism to internationalism, and are key to both understanding his extraordinary life and illuminating his angry yet uplifting cause.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Speeches

  • By Jhonson Augustin on 02-23-15

educational

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-27-16

Too short needs more explanation of viewpoints. and background of author for me I need another book

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • God'll Cut You Down

  • The Tangled Tale of a White Supremacist, a Black Hustler, a Murder, and How I Lost a Year in Mississippi
  • By: John Safran
  • Narrated by: Tom Bromhead
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 45

A notorious white supremacist named Richard Barrett was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 2010 by a young black man named Vincent McGee. At first the murder seemed a twist on old Deep South race crimes. But then new revelations and complications came to light. Maybe it was a dispute over money rather than race - or, maybe and intriguingly, over sex.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Awful awful awful narrator

  • By Merrie Caruana on 10-06-15

Run of the mouth

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-21-14

Would you try another book from John Safran and/or Tom Bromhead?

Not really a book

Would you ever listen to anything by John Safran again?

Save your money

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tom Bromhead?

The narrator is not the problem.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from God'll Cut You Down?

The whole book.

Any additional comments?

Save your money

0 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Eventide

  • By: Kent Haruf
  • Narrated by: George Hearn
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247

One of the most beloved novels in recent years, Plainsong was a best seller from coast to coast, and now Kent Haruf returns to the High Plains community of Holt, Colorado, with a story of even more masterful authority.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By Bill L. on 05-17-04

Lots of sex in every chapter

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-21-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Too much sexual description that is unecessary for the story.

What other book might you compare Eventide to and why?

Not Jane Austen

Which character – as performed by George Hearn – was your favorite?

He was versatile

If you could rename Eventide, what would you call it?

Eventide is fine.

Any additional comments?

Cut the sex. Can't listen to it on speakers with small children.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Benediction

  • By: Kent Haruf
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 239

From the beloved and best-selling author of Plainsong and Eventide comes a story of life and death, and the ties that bind, once again set out on the High Plains in Holt, Colorado. When Dad Lewis is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he and his wife, Mary, must work together to make his final days as comfortable as possible. Their daughter, Lorraine, hastens back from Denver to help look after him....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • perfect.

  • By joyce on 08-27-15

40% sex

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-21-14

If you could sum up Benediction in three words, what would they be?

Sex worked into every angle pssible.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Narrator.

What does Mark Bramhall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Versatile

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The death.

Any additional comments?

Can't play sex on speakera with SMALL CHILDREN IN THE ROOM.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Quiet Game

  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 20 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,498
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,129

When former prosecutor Penn Cage returns to his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi, he doesn't find the peace he desperately craves. He finds that his own father is being blackmailed by a corrupt ex-cop. And when Penn investigates, he uncovers a murderous secret - and the small town's violent past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Complex and Good Courtroom Drama!

  • By R. Pontiflet on 02-09-15

25% sex

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-21-14

What made the experience of listening to The Quiet Game the most enjoyable?

It was a good story but impossiblr to listen to without earplugs in front of small chhildren because of unecessary sexual narration.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Anne she was a child.

Have you listened to any of Tom Stechschulte’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

He is versatile.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes without the sex.

Any additional comments?

Books can sell without the sex adults don't need to hear it.

2 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Narrow Road to the Deep North

  • By: Richard Flanagan
  • Narrated by: David Atlas
  • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,398
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,256
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,255

>In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Thailand - Burma Death Railway in 1943, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle's young wife two years earlier. His life is a daily struggle to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from pitiless beatings - until he receives a letter that will change him forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exquisite

  • By Lee Chemel on 10-25-14

Save Your Money

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-17-14

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This is not a book it is a void with a disappoint non-story, title and how this book won an award is a miracle.

Has The Narrow Road to the Deep North turned you off from other books in this genre?

This is not a genre it is nothing.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of David Atlas?

Narrator is fine.

What character would you cut from The Narrow Road to the Deep North?

There is no story.

Any additional comments?

Save your money you will be disappointed.

10 of 47 people found this review helpful

  • The Bone Clocks

  • By: David Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Jessica Ball, Leon Williams, Colin Mace, and others
  • Length: 24 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,944
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,956

Following a scalding row with her mother, 15-year-old Holly Sykes slams the door on her old life. But Holly is no typical teenage runaway: A sensitive child once contacted by voices she knew only as "the radio people," Holly is a lightning rod for psychic phenomena. Now, as she wanders deeper into the English countryside, visions and coincidences reorder her reality until they assume the aura of a nightmare brought to life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a masterful writer, an uneven narration

  • By S. Weaver on 11-13-14

Save your money

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-16-14

Would you try another book from David Mitchell and/or the narrators?

Book of incomplete sentences, plot, worthless, does not make sense and goes no place.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Kissinger

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of the narrators?

Someone who could speak English

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment

Any additional comments?

The New York Times Book Review lies

1 of 9 people found this review helpful